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Allen Francis MOORE

(1869-1945)

MOORE, Allen Francis, a Representative from Illinois; was born in St. Charles, Kane County, Ill., September 30, 1869; moved to Piatt County in 1870 with his parents, who settled in Monticello; attended the common schools; was graduated from the Monticello High School in 1886 and from Lombard College, Galesburg, Knox County, Ill., in 1889; engaged in the manufacture of proprietary medicines and later in banking; trustee of the University of Illinois 1908-1914; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh and Sixty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1921-March 3, 1925); declined to be a candidate for reelection in 1924 to the Sixty-ninth Congress; member of the Republican National Committee in 1925; resumed his former business pursuits in Monticello, Ill.; moved to San Antonio, Tex., in 1939 and engaged in oil development until his death there August 18, 1945; interment in Monticello Cemetery, Monticello, Ill.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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